Claire Brandon is a Ph.D. candidate in the History of Art at the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University. She specializes in modern and contemporary art, and she is currently nearing the completion of her dissertation, “Spaces of Art in the Exhibition Age: A Source of Urban Transformation in Italy, 1970-2015.” She is the recipient of several awards, most recently the Global Research Institute Fellowship at NYU (2014-2015), the Gladys Krieble Delmas Grant for Research in the Veneto (2013-2014), and the Mellon Digital Tools Workshop Grant at NYU (2013). In 2008, Claire graduated magna cum laude from Bryn Mawr College, where she studied abroad at Université d’Aix-Marseille III, wrote her thesis on Sophie Calle’s Prenez Soin de Vous (2007), and received the Elinor Nahm prize in Italian Language and Literature. She has held internships at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection (2007) and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi (2009). In 2010, she co-founded the Colloquium for Modern and Contemporary Art from the Middle East and South Asia at the Institute of Fine Arts. She served as editorial and research assistant in Bice Curiger, ed. Illuminations/Illuminazioni: Biennale Arte 2011 (Venice: Marsilio Editori, 2011). She was an essayist in Sarah Urist Green, ed. Graphite (Indianapolis Museum of Art, April 2013). In 2014, she was a participant in the inaugural Center for Curatorial Leadership/Mellon Foundation Seminar in New York. Claire organized and participated in a conference entitled “The Contemporary Museum in Italy Since 1990” in October 2014 at NYU’s Villa La Pietra in Florence, which brought together curators, art historians, museum officials, architects, and cultural policy officials to discuss many of the issues facing Italian museums today. Claire is currently a research assistant for an exhibition on William Copley’s work opening at the Menil Collection in 2016.
The Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) announced today the inaugural class of the CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice, a new program that exposes art history doctoral students to the daily challenges and strategic questions of museum practice. Generously supported by a two-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, ... Read More >